Jim Fassel, former Giants coach, dies at 71

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Former Giants coach Jim Fassel died Monday night at the age of 71, his son, John, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

Fassel suffered a heart attack and died while under sedation at a local hospital near where he lived in Las Vegas, according to the LA Times report. He had been experiencing chest pains Monday and was taken to the hospital by a friend.

Fassel coached the Giants from 1997-2003, winning NFL Coach of the Year in 1997 and leading the team to Super Bowl XXXV three years later where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

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Jim Fassel coached the Giants from 1997-2003, winning NFL Coach of the Year in 1997
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New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel holds up the NFC Championship trophy after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings 41-0 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, 14 January 2001. The Giants will take on the AFC Champion at the Super Bowl in Tampa Florida 28 January 2001.  AFP PHOTO/Don EMMERT (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)
Jim Fassel suffered a heart attack and died while under sedation at a local hospital near where he lived in Las Vegas.
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He reached the playoffs three times with Big Blue and compiled a 58-53-1 record, but never got another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL after being fired by the Giants. He was also an assistant with the team from 1991-92.

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